Posted 15 March, 2015 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Summer festival concludes Abrazarte 2015

The second edition of the festival concluded Abrazarte 15 March, with the presentation of artistic groups of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. Cultural activities were conducted from the 12 March in the "Miguel Angel Asturias" Cultural Center, specifically in the Open Air Theatre "Otto René Castillo" and the frontispiece of the Grand Chamber.

Clariza about Castellanos, Deputy Minister of Culture, expressed: "With the Festival Abrazarte a space of artistic and cultural expressions for the entire Guatemalan family and an opportunity is provided to help our brothers in Jocotán with all collected food".

The Festival aims to promote the artistic values ​​of Guatemala through the institutions of the Ministry. Also, with the support of the attendees supplies that will be used to Jocotán was raised, Chiquimula.

Ending artistic activities

On the final day was presented the traditional Mayan Ball Game of the Directorate General of Sport and Recreation. This same unit contributed Recess program, which led pintacaritas, clowns who made balloon twisting and inflatables.

Activities continued with the presentation of the National Folkloric Ballet and Modern Dance and The Paabanc, Traditional Alta Verapaz. After the presentation, public tasted the national cuisine to complement the cultural experience of the Verapaz region.

Abrazarte ended with the participation of the Marimba Concert of Fine Arts who performed traditional pieces of Guatemala. During the days that presented the Festival Abrazarte, hundreds of people were amazed at the artistic activities, while contributing to the collection of food for families in Chiquimula.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports